Thomas L. Boyer
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Practice Areas: Labor/Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Tom Boyer is of counsel to the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of labor law, employment relations and civil rights, including matters relating to union representation, collective bargaining, unemployment compensation, wage claims, personnel policies and manuals, as well as disputes concerning wrongful discharge and other disciplinary actions for both public and private employers.He has appeared as an advocate at numerous labor arbitrations and has served as a hearing officer with respect to labor related disciplinary matters. He maintains an “AV” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys.

Mr. Boyer conducts management training seminars on numerous labor relations topics and has authored or edited a variety of books and articles discussing a range of subjects in the field.

Mr. Boyer is certified by the American Arbitration Association to serve as an approved mediator. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is increasingly utilized to reduce the time and cost of litigation.

J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1975
B.A., cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1972

Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Michigan, 1975
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

State Bar of Michigan (member, Labor and Employment Law Section)
Oakland County Bar Association

Employment Law Answer Book, published by Aspen Publishers, New York, NY
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Employee Military Service; Commentator, Fall 2016
Compensable training; Commentator, Fall 2014
What’s all the fuss about? Why people are losing health care coverage; Commentator, Winter 2013
The test for unpaid interns; Commentator, Summer 2013
Prepare now for federal health care; co-authored with Kevin J. McGiness, Commentator, Winter 2012
Michigan’s new Right-to-Work AmendmentCommentator, Winter 2012
Social media and your employeesCommentator, Summer 2012
Employee convinces superior to fire co-worker for unlawful reasonsCommentator, Winter 2011
Government scrutinizes independent contractor relationshipsCommentator, Spring 2010


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